Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beached Boats, Feb. 23, 1953

Seven ships were torn from their moorings at the Monterey Harbor and grounded on the beach by a sixty-mph northeast gale on Monday, February 23, 1953. The incident caused an estimated $500,000 in damages. The purse seiners New Hope, Cerrito Bros. and Petrina F suffered the most damage. Crews from the Granite Construction Company as well as the Army, helped in the salvage operation.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Dennis the Menace Train, Jan. 26, 1956

"Old 1285" contributed by Southern Pacific and moved to its resting place by the Army, now stands still and safe for small fry to swarm over to their hearts content. The smoke stack has been covered over so tots won't fall in. The clapper has been removed from the bell after complaints about the noise from people a half mile away.

A excerpt from a Monterey Herald article on the train that was placed at Dennis the Menace Park on January 26-27, 1956.